Sponsor our Annual Recognition and Awards Program

The Annual Recognition & Awards Program recognizes recipients of the Michigan Executive of the Year, Distinguished Alumni, Emerging Leader, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Hall of Fame, Inspirational Teacher and Outstanding Student awards.

The 43rd annual event will be held Friday, November 17, 2023.

Sponsorship levels 

Presenting — $20,000 (one available)

  • Ten reservations to reception, dinner and program
  • Full-page ad back inside cover of printed event program
  • Opportunity to give away branded item at the event
  • Digital event signage and table sign
  • Awards program podium recognition
  • "Presented by …" included in all media/marketing materials
  • Exclusive logo recognition on event signage and name badges
  • Four Ilitch School of Business Gala reservations*

Diamond — $10,000

  • Eight reservations to reception, dinner and program
  • Full-page ad in printed event program
  • Opportunity to give away branded item at the event
  • Digital event signage and table sign
  • Awards program podium recognition
  • Two Ilitch School of Business Gala reservations*

Platinum — $7,500

  • Six reservations to reception, dinner and program
  • Half-page ad in printed event program
  • Opportunity to give away branded item at the event
  • Digital event signage and table sign
  • Awards program podium recognition

Gold — $5,000

  • Four reservations to reception, dinner and program
  • Logo ad in printed event program
  • Digital event signage and table sign
  • Awards program podium recognition

Green — $2,500

  • Two reservations to reception, dinner and program
  • Logo ad in printed event program
  • Digital event signage and table sign
  • Awards program podium recognition

Individual Reservation — $150

  • One reservation to reception, dinner and program

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Senior Corporate Relations Officer Sean Camburn at scamburn@wayne.edu. 

*The Mike Ilitch School of Business Gala is scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2024. This fun evening will include recognition of our 25 Under 25 awardees, delicious eats, refreshments, a photo booth, DJ and dancing.  Cocktail/black tie attire is encouraged. The 25 Under 25 program recognizes students who have demonstrated success in at least two of the following categories: academics, leadership, professional development, and campus/community service.

Program Book Ads

All artwork appearing in the Award program book should be hi res (300 dpi) digital files. PDF preferred, must be CMYK color format, and should include 1/8" bleed and crop marks. Artwork must be received by October 9, 2023.

Full Page |  $1,000
5.5" x 8.5" (with bleeds 5.75" x 8.75")

Half Page Horizontal |  $750
5.5" x 4.25" (with bleeds 5.75" x 4.5")